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April 1, 2021
Hamlin Impact Report: January-February 2021

Read key data points from Hamlin’s latest impact report. Hamlin's medical team have made incredible progress so far this year!

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March 25, 2021
Meet our Clinical Team: Dr Tekleselassie

“I want to see Ethiopian women enjoy the same privilege as their brothers and fathers" - Dr Tekleselassie, surgeon for Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia

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March 4, 2021
Rebirth After a Preventable Tragedy: Chaltu's Story

Chaltu doesn't know when her birthday is; she estimates that she is 20 years old. Unfortunately, Chaltu does know, all too well, the agony of obstetric fistula. Chaltu's story is far too common in remote Ethiopia: a lack of resources and information condemning women to suffer the preventable tragedy of fistula. At the time of […]

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March 4, 2021
Treated With Love: Etagegn's Story

From the agony of obstetric fistula to a life restored, Etagegn was treated with love at Hamlin's Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital. Read her story.

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March 2, 2021
Mamitu's Return to Surgery

In news direct from Addis Ababa, we are delighted to announce Mamitu Gashe's return to surgery! Mamitu has been thriving, back in theater. When she is not operating on fistula patients, Mamitu has been spending her time in the wards with patients. An excerpt from 'Healing Lives' The day after the final candlelit ceremony to […]

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March 1, 2021
One of the World's Finest Fistula Surgeons

"Mamitu is so valuable. She’s one of the world’s top fistula surgeons. Just think: almost every fistula surgeon in the world today has been trained by Mamitu Gashe, or by someone who’s been trained by Mamitu." - Dr Yeshineh, Medical Director, Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia. From humble beginnings, and with the support of thousands of our […]

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March 1, 2021
Mamitu Gashe’s Incredible Story

The fistula patient, the fistula surgeon, the woman "If you have no leg, you can go with a crutch. If you are blind, there is somebody to help you around. For fistula, this is worse. Family, father, brother, mum, they can’t help... I would be ashamed, because when I got up, there might be a […]

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February 23, 2021
What is the Hamlin Model of Care?

The Hamlin Model of Care is the world's leading approach to treating obstetric fistula injuries; treating the physical and psychological trauma of fistula.

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Photography credits to Cameron Bloom, Nigel Brennan, Mary F. Calvert, Kate Geraghty, Amber Hooper, Joni Kabana, Johannes Remling and Martha Tadesse.

Patient names and images have been changed to protect the identities of those we help.